Interesting day on Parliament Hill. Many great points made by one Elizabeth May:
May takes a very different view. She put it this way, in relation to Warawa’s question of privilege.
“We are not here as teams. The principle of Westminster parliamentary democracy is that we are here are representatives of our constituencies and our constituents,” she told the House, “Incidentally, we are merely members of political parties. Political parties do not exist in our Constitution. They are not an essential part of our democracy. They have grown to be seen to be the most interesting thing going on and we have grown to see politics as some sort of sport. However, democracy is not a sport. We are not playing on teams, and each individual member has individual rights…”
This is what this is about. Do individual Members of Parliament have rights? I believe they do.by